12 Ways to Make Your Water Less Boring
Stay hydrated with these refreshing, perfect-for-summer drink recipes.
Published May 23, 2017 5:30 AM
With the warm weather officially here, staying hydrated is crucial. Whether you’re spending time in the sun, going for an evening run, or just lounging outside, drinking enough water is a must. While a regular glass of water gets the job done, you can give this essential beverage an upgrade in the kitchen. Infusing water with fresh, fruity elements is easy and only takes a few minutes. Stay extra refreshed this season by trying one (or all) of these next-level water suggestions.
Lemon and Passion Fruit
Rather than just tossing some lemon slices into your cup, try this tasty alternative from Green Healthy Cooking. Blend water and passion fruit together, and use a strainer to separate the liquid from any remaining seeds. Cut up a lemon, and add it to the passion fruit-infused water for some extra citrusy flavor. For a next-level upgrade, serve with edible flower ice cubes.
Rose, Lemon, and Strawberry
This infused water from Wallflower Kitchen will be a major crowd pleaser at any outdoor dinner party this season. Strawberries and rose petals pair together perfectly to create the most ideal refreshment to serve in the warm weather. This pink-hued drink will look stunning on your table and will be equally as delicious.
Pomegranate and Ginger
Want something with a bold pop of flavor? Look no further than this pomegranate ginger suggestion from Jamie Oliver. Put the pomegranate seeds directly into a pitcher, and grate fresh ginger on top. Toss in some slices of lime and ice before pouring in cold water. This drink looks gorgeous in a glass pitcher.
Cucumber and Lemongrass
This cucumber and lemongrass recipe from Eat Boutique is going to become your favorite drink this summer. Use a vegetable peeler to create cucumber ribbons for the water, and add in some lemongrass. A tall glass over ice will be seriously refreshing after a long day in the heat.
Pineapple, Kiwi, and Passion Fruit
Looking for something tropical? Say hello to this pineapple, kiwi, and passion fruit hybrid from Simply Delicious. It may look advanced, but anybody can easily whip up this resort-worthy beverage. Place chopped pineapple, sliced kiwi, and passion fruit into a jug with water, and let it infuse for about 30 minutes.
Orange, Cucumber, and Mint
This combination of orange, cucumber, and mint from No Gojis, No Glory is a must-try. Toss everything into a water pitcher, and gently mash it to release flavor. Pour in the water, and stir everything together to start the whole infusion process. Let it sit for a bit, and enjoy.
Grapefruit and Rosemary
Feeling adventurous? Kick your water routine up a notch with this grapefruit and rosemary recipe from Wholefully. Throw some sliced grapefruit and fresh rosemary into a pitcher or an individual glass, and top it with cold water. You can keep adding water to the pitcher of remaining ingredients until the flavors are gone.
Ginger and Peach
This summery, infused water option from The Girl Who Knows is one you’ll definitely want to try ASAP. Put sliced peaches and ginger into a carafe filled with water, and you’re all set. This simple drink is just as delicious as it is aesthetically pleasing. Line any dinner party table with these carafes, and they’ll double as stylish centerpieces.
Citrus and Berries
Don’t want to stop at one or two ingredients? This recipe from Salt and Lavender is filled with a variety of different flavors: Mint, lemons, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, and cucumber all go into this concoction. Mix everything together with water, and let it chill in the fridge for a couple of hours to really allow the flavors to infuse the water.
If you’re looking for a quick upgrade, this lime water option from Self Proclaimed Foodie is for you. Simply squeeze the juice from the limes and remove any seeds before mixing the juice right into iced water. Add a few slices of lime and sprigs of fresh mint to complete this refreshing treat. You can even freeze the lime juice to make ice cubes for an even tastier drink.
Mint and Blackberries
Instantly introduce a burst of flavor to any glass of water with the help of this Classy Clutter recipe. Blackberries, fresh mint, and slices of lemon will turn any ordinary glass of water into a flavorful midday beverage. This infused option isn’t too overwhelming, so it will be excellent served with ameal or enjoyed completely on its own.
Strawberry, Cucumber, and Mint
Lean, Clean, and Brie shares a recipe for spa water that makes getting your eight glasses a day so much more enjoyable. Strawberries, cucumbers, and fresh mint come together to create an invigorating drink.